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. they're about to repay hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency loans sending the euro to a 11-month high. currency investor axle merck says the euro could be the rock star this year. he is here to explain. tracy: this blowup capsule the future of space? you heard it about had here first last week. the head of the company that makes nasa's new experiment will tell us how the thing works. and how it is expandable as to inflatable. ashley: there is your space lab right there. tracy: but it is top of the hour. time for stocks as we do every 15 minutes. nicole petallides on the floor of the exchange. >> all right. good way to kick off the hour. let's just get to the markets. i think we'll save ourselves. let's take a look here at the dow, the nasdaq and the s&p. as we noted we've been sitting here at five-year highs and not too far off all-time highs. look at dow industrials. 13,881. you are. our high of the day was 13,887. these are the highest levels we've seen in five years. of course our all-time high, there it is right on cue, closing high, 14,164 and change. we're not too far
ounce. in the euro, falling to one week low against the u.s. dollar amongst speculation a large investor is selling the greenback. the euro fell to $1.32 in intraday trading. there was speculation he was selling the euro, that expect investor. david: a huge day for apple, which of course is in most peoples portfolipeople's portfor another. in the pits of the cme, and our market panel to talk over apple and all the other news of the day. jerry leavy and david wright, managing director at sierra investment management. tim at the cme. i would say everybody is focused on apple right now. what are expectations in chicago? >> everybody is focused, but i am not so sure it is this quarter. what they will do for the quarter and in march. it will really be key, specifically apple lowers expectations, but the concern is they might not get away with it this time. having said that, why i say this quarter may not be so big. they were originally looking for $11.77 or sure. they have already raised estimates, the report the other day now expectations are a little bit for this quarter, so watch the march
the australian dollar, canadian dollar, singapore dollar and the euro will be the strongest currencies going forward. the reason is -- david: as good as gold though? >> gold will be the best every time. no question about that because even the australian reserve bank which i would say australia is a very strong currency, a lot of inflows in the small capital market, but even they, the reserve bank of australia cutting rates. they are all going to go down somewhat against gold but on a relative basis some currencies will do better than others. >> where does the u.s. dollar fit into all of this, michael? >> we're going to see i think a year of two halves of the u.s. dollar. first half of the year, continued dollar weakness. the second half of the year i think we will see the dollar gain some ground against the euro, certainly against the yen. david: michael, one thing that scares a lot of people, we saw at different times where one country tries to make its export goods cheaper by devaluing their currency and its neighbor will try to do the same and there will be a war back and forth and eventu
the euro touching a two week high in intraday trading and the u.s. dollar index posting slight gains after lawmakers approved a last minute fiscal cliff deal but the political showdown is far weeks away one of the best ways to make money in the currency market this year. liz: last week we had somebody who said buy the south african rand. we have a senior for ren currency strategist and they have got some ideas. before we get to your favorite picks let me tackle the dollar. every time we do quantitative easing, that tends to be dollar negative, very low rates. we don't have a strong dollar at the moment in trade, but what do you think about the u.s. to rar right now? nick, you first. a bit of a mixed picture. easing will be nech for the u.s. commodities and euro. so maybe the dollar will hold up against those currencies. david: chris, what about you, what do you think about the dollar. >> i have to be in agreement with our fellow guest there. when we look at the dollar specifically. we're here race to the base globally. specifically with the bank of japan and potentially later in the year w
. cheryl: one of the things we look on a daily basis during the market hours is what the euro is doing versus the dollar. always surprised me that the euro never went below like a $1.22 or so against the dollar. now you have the pound. i know you don't like the pound. so i'm curious kind of how you're playing that over in europe right now. >> it's been very interesting. just a year ago, everybody thought that the euro was going dramatically lower, sub 120, 115. i think the major aspect to that is what was it in relation to? we were talking about it in relation to the dollar, and the fed kept on printing money. and the ecb in contrast really has not printed money. they are not injecting new funds into this, whereas what i think is going on with sterling, you know, they are going to probably be the brink of triple dip recession come this friday in the fourth quarter gdp figures. their economy is not doing very well. they will probably have to stimulate that economy going forward. and probably talk about further asset purchases out of them over the next couple of months. cheryl: i have pl
different. this stay in business. guess what, the euro hit the world stage. you remember this? eleven european countries can together to create the world's second largest economy with nearly 300 million consumers. it closed at a dollar. did not stay that way. the euro consists of eigt. and silver paper bills with $0.77 for every dollar. currencies replaced by the euro include the french franc, italian lira, and the german deutsche mark. for those of you curious, it was not accepted until two years later because it failed to meet all the required conditions like being solvent. they probably should have read thought that decision entirely. made its debut on the stay in business january the fourth 13 years ago today. the investors sick of other people making decisions for them they stop believing in mutual funds. the truth behind these next. ♪ grew up in a small town and when the rain would fall down ♪ ♪ i'd just stare out my window ♪ ♪ dreaming of what could be and if i'd end up happy ♪ ♪ i would pray i could breakaway ♪ ♪ i'll spread my wings and i'll learn how to fly
back to health in 2013. that did lead to a big spike in the euro, the euro with a 1% break, $1.32 versus the dollar. big news, as you can see, $1.32 as you can see on your screen for one euro. now, weak dollar, euro strength translates into an up day for gold. the precious metal rising more than 1%. that is about $20. there you go, up $20 and change. silver playing in this rally as you can see on the bottom of your screen, up a little more than 2% right now. well, last but certainly not least, take a look at oil. crude back near $94 a barrel, we're at $93.89 right now. big move on this one. it's all about china. oil imports rising more than 7% last month, offsetting the bearish demand picture in the u.s. inventories which are sitting right now at five-year highs. now let's get to our floor show, because we've got traders standing by at the new york stock exchange, the cme group and, of course, the nymex. jonathan is standing by at the new york stock exchange. all right, jonathan, talk to me about the move today that we're seeing. again, a lot of interest in the financials, top
equities at a five-year high, the euro rallying so prices being lifted by this different influences. melissa: thanks for coming on. we have another truth even if it is not what you want to hear. he made it sound good even though it is bad news. lori: anybody can understand behind the price target. that is a given. it makes it a little bit easier to digest. melissa: it still does not ease how much you're paying at the pump. facebook fourth-quarter peak district of the downgrades roll in. if the company's strategy working? lori: and the drugmakers, the big pharma names. stocks getting beaten down. and competition from generic. but there is still reason to be optimistic. next. . ... melissa: time for stocks now as we do every 15 minutes. let's head to the floor of the new york stock exchange and our own nicole petallides. what have you got. >> i'm looking at a market here that has been somewhat mixed. nasdaq is managing to squeeze out gains the dow dropped below 13,900. some names names weighing on the dow, united health care, bank of america. market breadth actually as i look at it, a
development, and them you've got drawing a line in the sand doing whatever it takes to defend the euro, and to me, that was a game changer. not too many game change everies, but when he said that over the summer, hey, think about putting money to work in italian bonds. they have attractive yields particularly relative to treasuries, and poland, it's got an attractive yield, a strong currency out there. not as attractive as italy right now, but there's money allocated to it. david: jack, when you talk about italy, poland, and mexican bonds, i used to cover mexico in the 80s, and 90s, and i remember defaults there. to me, it sounds more like junk bonds than fixed income? >> well, you know, i make the comment that, you know, they are not your father's emerging markets. there's been a huge development over the last ten years or so in the the developing world right now, and mexico is a classic example of that. david: i have to challenge you, jack. >> sure. david: mexico had terrible crisis with the drug war, and that eventually effects investments in mexico of the there's a lot of developme
. it is in the green. precious metals in the green. also take note, while the euro has been strengthening against the u.s. dollar, the vix, volatility index, that fear gauge in the market, which has been sitting at historic lows near 13, it is up just a bit ahead of this announcement showing there is a little bit of nervousness considering how high the stock market has gone and where it sits going into the fed announcement. back to you guys. tracy: sandra, we'll see you in a bit. thank you. ashley: this morning's fourth quarter gdp numbers surprising everyone showing the economy actually contracted last quarter. what does this mean for american businesses? our very own jeff flock is in illinois with that part of the story. jeff? >> you might think that main street would be shaking in its boots over this but i'll tell you, we love to come to main street because it gives us a real perspective. you're looking at a cooking class in a shop in suburban chicago. she started this after 30 years in the corporate world. you don't think that the gdp number you saw today matches what you see on main street in glen
are sitting at. the dollar had broken through. you have seen the euro at 13 month highs. with this environment, you are seeing gold up $20. this is the market taking a breather. it does not surprise people on wall street. let's take a look at chesapeake energy. we know that the ceo will be stepping down on april 1. there it is. up 5.5%. what is the potential going forward? it is what you should continue to follow. back to you before thank you, nicole. contracted for the first time in years. peter, good to see you. the ten year treasury yield is about 10%. the markets barely selling off. what do you say? >> they need to worry. it is interesting that the last quarter of the avant-garde is the weakest of his presidency. it shows me that the temporary euphoria of the stimulus is holding off. i think the fed is getting ready to up the dosage of the stimulus. interest rates are rising despite this it the dollar is tanking. if it was not for the japanese yen, imagine how low the dollar would be. i think it will break down a lot. look at oil prices knocking on the door at $100 a barrel. more people wi
center, and, oh, yes, the pound sterling at odds with the euro. markets up more than 4% year to date. my next guest says while some investors are still on the sidelines, we're beginning to see a little bit more interest. joining us now with his outlook for the markets and the economy, of course, chief investment strategist for ubs wealth management, mike ryan. mike, good to have you here. >> good to be here. lou: a lot of fun in the european union. start there. we're not hearing so much about the collapse of the e.u., david cameron has other ideas, but the reality seems to be that things are quieting down a bit over there and not influencing our markets nearly so much. >> i think that's fair. i think what we're seeing, really, in the eurozone is an absence of mall las. the last couple years, an existential crisis, would the euro and player survive? a lot has been taken off the table by the posture of the european central bank saying we're standing behind the sovereigns. where does the growth come from? the real extreme risk event is eliminated. lou: and implied or at least indirectly bac
the euro zone problems, they are bubbling through, that is trouble pushing foreign banks to possibly spinoff their u.s. subsidiaries like the asset management something i have been hearing for months and months now. that's apparently it's one of the names. i'm not saying these banks are in particular in play. bankers at the wall street firms are definitely approaching these players saying you should do a deal. they are listening. when you put it all together, the macro scenario, increased regulations, euro zone problems, low trading volumes, low interest rate so you can borrow cheaply, guess what happens. you don't make enough money. when you have low interest rates you don't make a lot of money on your investment. you put all that together and you have a situation right for mergers. i don't know they will merge with ameritrade, but is there a need for two of them right now? cheryl: probably not. they traded higher at 2012 like the big guys did. so many deals going on, they were doing their banking profits, c. can have more power houses, medium-size. charlie: they were in the market
the trading day higher led by consumer discretionary and energy. the euro hitting a 11-month high versus the dollar after the ecb said banks will pay back loans faster than expected. euro rising to $1.34 in intraday trading against the greenback. >>> new home sales as we mentioned before falling last month dropping to an annual rate of 3509,000. that is last month's drop did not derail the previous gains. housing sales posted the best year since 2009, jumping 20% from a year ago, sandy. >> we have our market panel. jeff saut, chief investment strategist at raymond james. david steinberg, dls capital managing partner. let's first start with mark. the take on the rally here. it is good news, bad news. this market seems to want to continue to plow higher. >> absolutely. we have some tax clarity. we have some debt ceiling clarity. you give the market clarity, and improving economic numbers and decent earnings season hard for us not to rally higher. you know, we're closing over 1500. we closed over 1500 under monday. i think that is really bullish for the next couple of weeks at least through
people are piling into stocks, commodities, rising in tandem. even the euro up sharply. the dollar 303. i am going to switzerland which is still on. but let's talk a what is going on in the markets today. all but two datapoint drivers. >> really much more of a technical breakout. we have tested fell last couple of weeks 1475. the s&p 500. unable to do it. just a matter of time before we broke through. the macro data is what really pushed us over the edge and pushes us hire. technically that will be important. liz: then we get, and i know you guys like technicals, but the emotion that is in the pick today. something like this, 107 points. he knows where we will close in 56 minutes, but the something like this character? better volume today. >> well, i think it can carry over. if you look at what we had, the technical ankle was covered well, but on the fundamental basis, and you talked about there earlier. the two things that came out today were that to drags on the economy, housing and employment. they are getting better and consistently better. the confidence will be there. here is the bi
. the dollar related to all of this extending gains against euro pushing the currency to the lowest level in three weeks, the euro falling to an intraday low of $1.30. payroll services firm reporting the economy added 215,000 private sector jobs in the final month of the year up from revised november. professional services, trade and transportation boosted hiring in december and of course tomorrow we get the all-important jobs report for the month of december. liz: our markets panel, managing director and partner, ace investment strategist chief trader, let's start with the cme. it could not surprise a lot of the traders. >> in the last two minutes we have seen the biggest sel cell e have seen all week were in a while. a lot of selling on the close so some very interesting action and that was happening as i was hearing you talk about last two minutes. david: was it the yield? looking at a yield edging very close to the 2% mark. historically speaking that is low, but very significant for day to day traders. >> you have looked at and unhedged marketplace for a long time and you could be see
're going to europe, what's the exchange rate on the euro. >> 21 minutes past the hour i'm gregg jarrett with your fox news minute. more than 50 people injured after a high speed passenger ferry hit a dock in lower manhattan this morning. the ferry reportedly struck the dock pulling into the pier opening a large gash on the side of the ship's bow. vice president joe biden currently meeting with gun safety and victims groups. the sit-down part of a series of gathering he will be holding at the white house this week in an effort to find common ground on proposals to curb gun violence. tomorrow he will meet with members of the national rifle association. washington redskins rookie quarterback robert griffin underwent surgery this morning to repair a torn ligament in his knee. doctors also expected to determine whether another of griffin's ligaments was damaged during the redskins play-off loss to the seattle seahawks sunday. those are your news headlines on the fox business network. i'm gregg jarrett. now back to connell and dagen. connell: gregg good to see you. thank you very much. dagen:
at this -- 14 month low against the euro. the second day of declines for the dollar but takes the 1.3563 by a single euro, unbelievable. david: that's why i'm planning a trip to europe. all right. treasury yields we keep a close eye on what's happening there, the end of the day, with ten year yield jumping slightly above 2%, as you can see, it's come down a little bit after hours. but again, these are levels that have not been seen for about nine months now. the ten year yield ended the day at 1.99. but again they did tick up above the 2% level earlier. liz: we are waiting on earnings from facebook, due out any moment. we will have full coverage for you, including an analyst who has had a buy on the stock since back in july when most were fleeing the stock. and before others upgraded it. we will also bring you numbers from electronic arts and qualcomm as soon as they are released. david: electronic arts, i forgot about them, they are reporting as well. also the very latest reading on gdp showing our economy, well, it's moving in the wrong direction or at least it was in the third qu
their own wagon. this is negative for the euro and the confidence in the u.s. economy, and it is a cautionary tale that means people are flocking to real assets, which is gold. it is an important move. david: isn't everybody doing it? from the united states to the bank of england to the european community itself, everybody is printing money like crazy to buy treasuries, so why bother moving it if everybody is doing it? >> they're bringing it home. germany sees themselves as the only thing that is holding. david: they are the mainstay of the euro. >> they're saying if they have to break away, if they have to move apart, they're circling the wagons with their own gold to say we are able to take a stand here. they couldn't do it in the middle of the european crisis because that would have blown the whole thing up. now that it has calmed down a little bit, they are making preparations to be able to circle the wagons on their own front. liz: what is your call on it and the time limit that you have on that? >> i think over the next three months we can see gold get back into
at the grocery store. also the euro hitting an 11 month high against the dollar, a possibility of an interest rate cut in europe fades. euro hit an intraday high of $1.34, jumping 2.5% against the greenback. sandy? sandra: we're also watching dell shares. this is the big story. especially after trading we're still going to continue to watch this stock. the stock soaring today, reports surfacing that it is in talks with private equity firms over a potential buyout. david: joining us now is williams financial group director and research in equity capital markets is joining us by phone. first of all, is it going private and if so, how much >> you know, david i can't say if it's going to go private or not. we definitely get some specifics at least in some private equity being named, but whoever leaked something like this, if it is true, just cost somebody a little over 2 billion dollars today, so if it was going to go private, it could have done so much cheaper. sandra: i want to focus on the fact that the stock has taken a major hit over the past year, the past six months, it's up 28%, it has re
.3565 now that's what it takes to buy a euro. looking stronger and stronger each day. the federal reserve holding firm leaving the fund rate at exceptionally low level. peter barnes with the details. they must have known that the gdp had slowed down; right? peter: listen, they are going to continue their -- the quantitative easing, 85 billion a month in bond purchases. keep the fed funds rate at 0 to quarter percent, that's going to continue. we go to the statement for the reasons why. it says quote information received since the last meeting in december, quote, suggests that growth in economic activity paused in recent months, in large part of weather-related disruptions and other transitory factors. employment has continued to expand at moderate pace but the unemployment rate remains elevated. as owe know the fed -- as we know the fed wants to keep the foot on the gas pedal here until the unemployment rate gets down to 6 1/2%, as long as inflation doesn't rise. one other thing that economists are looking at here, is the possible disruptions and the costs that could be caused by this 85
the liberty crushing aspects the euro one you wrote that u.s.liby amba policymakers opposed by christopher stevens havelaw sacrificed u.s. lives, ourou as, nation is ignoring sharia lawy and practices. you assert that the islamic totalitarianism, you are saying that it has a tutorial at terry and winter.ave a sular >> we have those that we chosea, to undermine and replace. hosnib mubarak, even the odious qadhafi. yet what is their replacement?n the replaceent from the get-go,o we actually supported them of muslim brotherhood jihadist to have a supremacist outlook. and we are still, the late ambassador stevens unfortunateln chose to go intofo th jihadist i hotbed in libya, which dates back to our borders. they were fighting then. thanyou so much for bei with rin us. lou: as the housing market really recovering? $17 trillion is riding on the answer. thes ceounting forome $82 bi lou: foreign buyerare helping to boost our housing msarket. those buyers accounted for billn $82 billion in home sales over the past year. 9 billion of those dollarschines coming from the chinese. t second only to th
of touching hot stove and retreating a little bit? >> i definitely do see that. we are seeing how the euro dollar today broke 135. there are a lot of people sitting on the sidelines, the volume levels and commodities are still not up to par. everybody is waiting for tomorrow's announcement from the fed and waiting for friday's unemployment numbers. i believe we will see the dollar probably gain a little bit more. the other currencies pulling back as well as the yen with a slow drawdown. we are seeing gold hovering in the $16.50 range. they jumping up over $9 right now, silver taking a long period i think we have touched the hot stove on some of those commodities, they will start to rise up soon. cheryl: even the guys are putting on their cheerleading skirts. you look at crude oil right now, 19 week highs. higher from here or lower from here? >> it has been trading higher for the last couple of days. it is up $1 today, i think the rally, the standing ground is the best really comes in when the day starts off with a bit of a selloff in the market turns around and goes back up. do i know what
at the currency market. the euro falling through. some traders consider that numbers to be a parish technical breakdown and strength of the dollar. in the grand scheme of things, so much stronger than were was a year ago. gold down right now. twenty-four dollars. the dollar rallies stronger. silver pulling back by $0.55. this on the perception that the fed takes away that punch bowl at some point. sober getting taken down as well. copper also caught in the downdraft. why is the equity market or do much for taking it in stride? let's get to the traders. let's first get to andrew. i am sorry, jonathan. jonathan, if we are talking about what is going on, as far as the trading session is concerned, is this all minutes driven? >> right now, i do not think that is it. we have seen a 2.5 rally each day. investors looking to see if we will get a selloff in this market. we are clearly seeing that. the economic data is supporting this market where it is at right now. the market does feel like it is strong enough. it will hold on what is going on. we should not be panicking. it seems like everything has
to a referendum. voters should decide whether the uk should stay in the 27 member euro zone. the first priority is renegotiating the eu treaty. timothy geithner at last they will be friday. president obama has elected jack lew. much of the u.s. experiencing the coldest temperatures in two years. for death are blamed on the cold snap. the bitter conditions are expected to stay into the weekend. dagen, back to you. dagen: jamie dimon apologizing. also, stepping up and saying back off. there is more regulation needed. he said all of this at the world economic forum. we are president and chief investment officer. he is in rochester, new york. maybe the only place on the planet that is colder than where you are sitting right now. >> happy to be here. dagen: what do you say to jamie dimon? there was one hedge fund manager that went after him. he said back off. >> well, jamie is right about the capitalization. he has incredibly strong capital. a lot of the standards forced the banks to have more capital, have more liquidity. it really is about rules. some of the most simple rules are the most importan
exclusive next. ashley: first, look at how the dollar is moves now against foreign currencies. the euro up against the dollar. the pound up against the dollar. euro 1.31 testing recent highs, and meanwhile, up against the green back unless you have the mexican peso, we'll be right back. lauren: i'm lauren green with your fox news minute. stranded after the coast is now under tow. successfully pulled from the island where it ran aground in a vicious storm a week ago. the rig is being toed at four miles per hour approaching the alaska coast where crews can determine if there's damage. shell says no evidence that the vessels' 150,000 gallons of fuel leaked into the ocean. the set dates to hear arguments in two gay marriage cases. california's proposition 8 on same-sex marriage will be heard march 26 #th, and the defense of marriage act is heard the following day on march 27th. new violence in syria after president assad's declaration that he will not step down in a public address, he announced only he dictates the end of the civil war, a 21-month conflict costing more than 60,000 lives so far
at currencies, how they fair against the u.s. dollar, more and more strength today in the euro, and, again, seems like the interest rate is not changing in europe really is propelling the euro higher, again today. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. cheryl: breaking news from goldman sachs, the economic research teams issuing a report just released as they are lowering the estimate for fourth quarter gdp. they are now saying fourth quarter is 1.3%, down a half percentage from the original estimate of the fourth quarter. why lower the estimate for the fourth quarter? weaker than expected trade data is one thing they cited, so the november trade gap an issue, a
now. deposits flood into their economy. it is very well-capitalized. euro is let cheaper than it would be without all these problems. they have companies north of the border bern fitting from this situation. lori: at no time, s&p at end of the-year high single digit submits. >> we think high single digits. 1500 is a good target. could be volatile to a path getting there. lori: steve, thanks. come back soon. melissa: the house overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion in aid to pay for flood insurance claims from owners and businesses from your canned sandy. it was two months since the storm was hit. after it was originally delayed by house speaker john boehner my tri-state decision and it was moved to this morning. the bill placed won by 354-67 is expected to pass the senate with no problems. it will give more authority for the national flood insurance program to pay out over 100,000 claims. an additional vote is expected on january 15th whether to provide additional aid to cities and towns affected by the storm and some beyond those affected people would argue but we'll see. >>> uncertaint
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the u.s. dollar and you are seeing strength in the euro, weakness in the dollar. we will be right back. >> 25 minutes past the hour your fox news minute, 20 injured and two debt in a massive highway pileup in detroit, 30 vehicles involved in the crash south bound i 75 in detroit. white out conditions being blamed for the accidents which occurred two hours ago. severe weather has been impacting the country from the midwest to the southeast to the east coast. syriac is threatening to retaliate and is warning of a surprise response to israel's air strike near damascus. u.s. officials say is really jets struck a convoy shipping weapons to lebanon for the islamist militant group hezbollah. syria says israel hit a military research center. that hostage standoff in rural alabama alabama continues this morning. deron contact with the suspect to the retired truck driver holding a 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker. the man grabbed the boy off of a school bus tuesday after shooting and killing the bus driver. those are your headlines. now back to cheryl casone and dennis is hanging out ther
changes, well, to that story. look at how currencies are holding up. $1.33 on the euro. [ male announcer ] let's say you pay your guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not much, you think. except it's 2% every year. go to e-trade and find out how much our advice and guidance costs. spoiler alert: it's low. it's guidance on your terms, not ours. e-trade. less for us. more for you. >> 24 minutes past the hour. i am jamie colby. this is your box is in it. one u.s. unarmed drone is ahead abp as field in algeria. at least 35 hostages have been killed, along with 15 terrorists after algerian military surrounded the facility. pineda responding, who need them except you guys in battle? the ban expired in 2004. here is some good housing news. fewer u.s. homes foreclosed in 2012. it was down from 804,000 in 2011. those are your headlines. i will send it back to connell. connell: pushing the retirement age up to 70. the number of ceos that make up the business roundtable moving the age of 270. it would affect social security and also medicare benefits. initial benefits for the so-called wealth
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in the best euro sales since 2007 so we will dig deeper into those december sales next and see what is ahead for the industry in this new year. melissa: we have some breaking news. john boehner received enough votes to be reelected as speaker of the house. let's go to peter barnes on capitol hill. he has crossed the threshold of 217. peter: the vote is still underway. we had a handful of republicans holding back it appears to see how it would go but it appears john boehner has been reelected as the speaker of the house forr the 113th congress. he could afford with 233 republicans who could afford to lose 17 votes by our count, so far he lost nine which means he had at least eight votes, again they're still coming in but appears to show the bottom line is 217, more than 217 the majority of all members voting and it appears he has. melissa: thank you so much for that. lori: automakers reporting big sales numbers in the month of december. ford, gm and toyota hitting 52-week highs today. ihs director of automotive research on whether or not the auto industry would really turn around. shares of m
of six points. the euro gaining, and that helmont about a percent on the dollar, which finished at a 52- week low as a matter of fact. gold finishing up over $19 during today's trading session. u.s. be chief economist maury harris joins us now. meanwhile, immigration and customs enforcement suing the government for refusing to let the men forced the law. nationalize council is also here. and israel unilaterally attacking key syrian assets and an overnight bombing. former pentagon official is also our guest tonight. would you want to begin with the u.s. economy shocking the experts in shrinking for the first time since the recession. fox news iran house correspondent has our report. >> less than two weeks that the president said his second inaugural address that an economic recovery had begun to let the congress -- commerce departments and not so fast. slow growth slashed economic growth from three pa 1% to-1 to the persons in the fourth. they downplayed the report and give republicans part of the blame. >> consumer spending has been rising. >> comments about using the threat of across-t
month in a row. the euro gaining for a sixth straight month against the u.s. dollar. longest winning streak in nearly a decade. hitting the highest level against the greenback in 15 months, but rich edson, go ahead, we have breaking news. rich: the senate has voted to raise the debt ceiling through may 18. this also has a provision that says in the senate doesn't pass a budget, the senators don't get paid, house lawmakers don't get paid after april 15. they don't get paid until the end of congress and are made whole at the end of the congress in 2014. the bill goes to the president's desk raising the debt ceiling so treasury can extend that sometime to july or august. david: a quick question in terms of defense, we will be talking about how defense cutbacks are hurting individual jobs in individual sectors and does this affect defense spending directly? >> this moves the debt ceiling fight the back. now march 1, automatic spending cuts and defense and other programs begin to hit and government spending on march 27. next up, defense spending will be a topic of conversation in d.c. and
at these euros. a very big number. the spending in the federal budget. you will notice to these numbers bigger than that. not good. the deficit, like how much debt or adding. over a trillion. just when you're. federal government runnng a a tab of a rillion. we talk about this number of the me. let's get this zero's again. a very big number. tough to get your arms around these numbers. when you see it on a piece of paper it's easier. i thought it would be even easier ifwe thought about one american household. what if each of those numbers translate it into one family. if you ran the household like the federal government here is what you would be looking at. your family income, 24400. your spending, 305,400. look at this. what's going on? you can't do this. if you were spending 35,000 only had 24,000 coming in, that's a nightmare. the new debt would be 10,900. it's a nightmare. so let's talk about your total credit card debt. if you were on par with the federal government your total debt would be $163,000. you're not even earning 25,000. you would be in huge trouble. you would be insolvent. i wo
. there is opportunity there that will continue to take a close look at and project. of course the 25 euros move out of the house and get a job tomorrow we will see creation of new customer accounts associated with that. it remains to be seen exactly what the true impact of energy efficiency will be. as we project load increases in the future typically energy efficiency accounts for about 2- 3%. liz: kicked a 25 year olds out. they should be out. you guys are as huge user of coal. you certainly use a lot of coal and america. you are, believe, the biggest user of coal when it comes to utilities. what happens? a tough year or does it help if it becomes cheaper? >> i think clearly it will. the existing generation that exists, coal-fired generation. keep in mind, it is a retiring generation, 14 and 15, the older less efficient coal-fired units, and that's going to further reduce the amount of coal consumption. we expect obviously natural gas showplace for that to continue to increase. liz: going to make it to the sweet 16? >> a set up well. i mean, i think there will. and obviously that 12-0 team did a
chaos. melissa: sounds scary. chaos. >> everything is pay us. >> euros. other part of the european union? >> they have the grounds. melissa: so if it's 50 crowns to get a haircut. >> thank you for the conversion rate. why is that gas? palin no. melissa: also, you guys need your hair cut all the time. [talking over each other] >> a procrastinator. melissa: next up, check out these neighbors in the u.k. silently fighting over where the garbage bag should go for pickup. in this very polite fight that went on for more than 30 minutes. had this agreement goes now? there would be shoving, gunplay. bullets flying. back-and-forth and back-and-forth. >> this is like if julie and i were neighbors. >> no, we wouldn't. i wish of you under a bus. if the nine checks out. >> definitely. the funniest thing, i don't know how this and spirit it was cool for about a minute and a half. see how this concludes. melissa: i did not watch it all the way to the end either. it's kind of funny for a while. this is not chaos. this is very orderly. i don't know. >> said that there were going to lock arms. there were
. scramp that. the dollar is stronger. it was weaker earlier. there you go, 31.62 is across to the euro. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? at lelzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney to help guide you along, answer any questions and offer advice. with an "a" rating from the better business bureau legalzoom helps you get personalized and affordable legal protection. in most states, a legal plan attorney is available with every personalized document to answer any questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. ro price. invest with confidence. request a
with the impression day one day two that the whole euro crisis and the beginnings of a recovery was one of my early impressions but tail end of the week the common theme that's running through all of that of course is the jobs crisis and especially around youth and youth unemployment. i would tell you that it's on everyone's lips that we're seeing a whole generation of young people, especially here in europe which is a very big topic, but it's also a big problem in the emerging world. i would also say an unintended consequence of america's energy advantages being talked about in nearly every meeting. unintended consequence that america now suddenly won't be buying all this oil. that america won't be sending all their troops. that america won't. i dare say it's been talked about more here than it is in america. liz: let's drill down on that, so to speak. and that is because we are apparently going to be the world leader, take over from saudi arabia as the biggest output nation of oil. to me that is quite fascinating. but you say a disadvantage because why? we'd be pulling our business, we'd be pulli
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